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Criminal charges and penalties for dangerous driving causing death

Criminal charges for dangerous driving causing death

There are a number of charges and penalties for driving offences causing death, with the most common being ‘dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death’.
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The impact of mental health on criminal sentencing

Mental health and criminal sentencing

During criminal sentencing, the mental health of the offender at the time of the offence and at the time of sentencing will be considered by the court.
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Long term sick leave consequences for your employment

Can I be terminated due to long term sick leave?

Your rights to paid and unpaid sick leave and the consequences a long-term absence from work due to illness may have on your employment.
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What is the Harman Undertaking?

The Harman undertaking – understanding your obligations

The Harman undertaking prevents a party from disclosing documents obtained in one proceeding in a separate proceeding.
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Common court orders in Queensland criminal sentencing

Common court orders in Queensland criminal sentencing

In Queensland, the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 (Qld) (“the Act”) contains the sentencing principles, guidelines and options applied by the court when imposing a penalty for a criminal offence.
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A guide to Commonwealth criminal charges

A guide to Commonwealth criminal charges

If you are charged with a Commonwealth offence, it will usually be very complex and expert legal advice is crucial.
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Reviewing Blue Card Decisions

Reviewing blue card decisions

In Queensland, if Blue Card Services refuse to grant someone a positive notice, they can seek to overturn that decision by lodging a review of the decision in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
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University investigations and student disciplinary proceedings

University investigations and disciplinary proceedings against students

Australian universities and other educational institutions have powers to investigate allegations of ‘general’ and ‘academic’ misconduct by students.
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What is the Queensland Drug and Alcohol Court?

What is the Queensland Drug and Alcohol Court?

The Queensland Drug and Alcohol Court is an established specialist court in Brisbane that focuses on assisting defendants with severe substance dependencies or addictions.
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Stealing, robbery and burglary – what’s the difference?

Stealing, robbery and burglary – what’s the difference?

Whilst stealing, robbery and burglary may appear to the public to be the same offences, there are significant differences between them.
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Drug diversion programs in Queensland

Drug diversion programs Queensland

This article addresses some of the alternative avenues for people charged with drug offences, including police drug diversion, court-ordered drug diversion and Drug and Alcohol Assessment Referral (DAAR) courses.
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What is coercive control and is it against the law?

What is coercive control and is it against the law?

In his article, we define coercive control and explore where Australia is in relation to criminal offences and coercive control. Legislation to establish the offence of coercive control is expected to be introduced to Queensland Parliament by the end of 2023.
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